YES THERE ARE! I am in the same boat..very depressed, have severe anxiety, etc. and dealing with my two year old son and my not-so-understanding man can be overwhelming when I have so much to deal with, with myself! I am not interested in getting on anti-depressants, as I am a natural kind of gal. I have been on meds, NEVER will I want to feel so numb and dead inside again! This being said, I went to a natural healing herbal store in my city (hopefully you can find one where you live) and asked a professional, after searching the internet for a cure for quite a while. There, I found the answer to my prayers! The store sells bulk herbs, I found myself buying any and everything she suggested. She really seemed to know what she was talking about! I told her about my anxiety and depression issues. She suggested a combination of St. John's Wort, Kava Kava, Passionflower, Gotu Kola, and Gingko Biloba
. To begin with, I was buying empty capsules and filling them, but this is VERY tedious and can be frustrating (at least for me). It is also very time consuming. I finally gave up on the capsules and have just started putting my supplements in a half glass of water and chugging it. This isn't the most tasty thing in the world (kinda tastes like dirt and grass), but anything that helps my issues is worth it to me, but you may prefer to use capsules. After taking these supplements every night for over a month, I decided to up my dosage. I have been taking these for almost three months now. I am now taking one teaspoon of each every morning and I cannot tell you HOW MUCH this has helped me!
I feel like a new person! I mean, I still have to deal with my emotions and myself in different ways (ie. breath work, rejuvenating yoga poses
, etc. which also help tremendously). I also have a hard time walking or running, or doing anything that involves cardio, as I have major pain in both my left ankle and right knee from a motor vehicle accident I was severely injured in. I have found that this combination of herbs and practicing some still yoga poses is helping me more than I can express to you! Also, if I am feeling down at night, a nice hot cup of Chamomile tea
calms me, soothes my stresses, and calms my mind. It can also help you get to sleep if you are having a hard time with that! Chamomile has mood lifting qualities, but it can make you feel a bit sleepy (hence why I drink it in the evenings).
---I hope this helps!! Good luck in your journeys!